Saturday, August 01, 2009

500th Anniversary

We are celebrating some big events in the history of the Reformation over the next several years. John Calvin's 500th birthday was this summer, and we are coming up soon on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's famous act that started the Reformation storm - pinning his 95 thesis on the church door at Wittenberg. There is obviously a ton in print about these reformers, but I wanted to pass on a few notes that I've enjoyed recently.

On Calvin's legacy, read Kevin DeYoung's thoughts (someone who is in the Reformed tradition) and Ben Witherington's thoughts (someone who is not in the Reformed tradition). Both have some great insights into Calvin's lasting impact.

On Luther, check out this neat story from today's Washington Post, which includes a great online slide-show where you can see the sites of modern-day Germany where Luther made history. Wouldn't it be fun to go there some time?

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